Dan Gunderson, reporter for Minnesota Public Radio News (MPR News), recently covered the Otter Tail County Buffer Initiative. He interviewed staff from the West Otter Tail Soil & Water Conservation Distircit (SWCD) to learn more about the Buffer Initiative. Click here to read the published article and to listen to the audio of the featured story. The Initiative is a partnership between Otter Tail County, West Otter Tail SWCD, & East Otter Tail SWCD. The Initiative is a local approach that aims at 100% voluntary compliance with existing State Shoreland Managment Rules & exisiting County Shoreland Management Ordinance that requires 50 foot buffer of permanent vegetation along all public waters. To learn more about the local County Shoreland Managment Ordinance and the Otter Tail County Buffer Initiative Click Here.